Exit through the Ludlow Street Food Court

Posted on: August 2nd, 2021 at 5:02 am by

Exit through the food court.

Indeed, the vacant Ludlow Street lot made famous by Banksy over a decade ago is now a mini food court. Under the radar, too.

The first day of operations at 159 Ludlow was apparently Friday, including two food trucks, produce vendors, and picnic table seating. One of the vendors is something called Chupa Cabra Cafe.

Neighbors were apparently blindsided by the installation, especially after a similar battle had been fought three years ago to keep Schaller & Weber from operating a food truck onsite. We’re told that no residents, block associations, or Community Board 3 were approached about this enterprise.

As if anticipating pushback, hours seems to be capped at 8:00pm. (Yet, mysteriously the gates were padlocked on Saturday.)

Meanwhile, the appearance of this food court is rather timely, as the lot itself is currently on the market for $2.49 million. And what a way to bring more attention, and potential buyers into the fold. (Owner of record is Hesky Haim of Continental Worsteds, who originally purchased the property in 2007 for $1.5 million.)

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